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A Voyage to the South Sea, and round the - COOKE, Edward - 1712. [1202215]
London Lintot 1712 - First edition. 8vo. With engraved folding map frontispiece, 2 further folding maps and plans, 17 engraved plates and maps, several of fish and other natural history subjects, contemporary panelled calf, neat repairs to joints and extremities, an excellent example. The scarce one-volume true first edition, hastily produced to beat Rogers' account to the market. Edward Cooke served as first mate on the Dutchess under Woodes Rogers' general command, in a privateering expedition that included parts of the West Coast of the Americas. Their chief goal in 1708 was to capture the Manila treasure ship as it approached Acapulco. Cooke's voyage is generally accepted as the probable source for Robinson Crusoe, with Defoe using Alexander Selkirk's account of his years on Juan Fernandez Island as related by Cooke. Apparently there was considerable rivalry between the publishers of Cooke's account and those of Rogers' account to be the first to market, resulting in this one-volume edition with the second portion of the voyage compressed at the end. cf. Borba de Moraes p.206; cf. Hill (2004) 372; cf. Sabin 16303; cf. Wagner 77 [Attributes: First Edition]
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